Illnesses from unclean water and the absence of basic sanitation KILL more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially sensitive, as their bodies aren’t strong enough to fight against diarrhea, dysentery and other sickness.


90% of the 30,000 deaths that occur every week from unclean water and unhygienic living conditions are in children under five years old. The WHO reports that over 3.6% of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply, sanitation, and hygiene.

In Africa alone, people spend over 35 billion hours every year walking for water. Women and children usually bear the burden of water collection, walking miles to the nearest source, which is unprotected and likely contaminated.

Time spent walking and resulting diseases keep them from school, work and taking care of their families. Along their long walk, they’re subjected to a greater risk of harassment and sexual assault. With safe water nearby, women are free to pursue new opportunities and improve their families’ lives.

But there is answer.. And there is hope… water is available in most parts of Africa but it takes people like you and I in the west to help them get ACCESS to water. In Burkina Faso, for example, water can be found at about 80 meters (275 Feet) under the surface. So water is there but they need our help…

Will you help us? We believe there is a solution:


We believe people, not water, can change everything! When you sponsor Well Drilling Project in Burkina Faso, Africa you’ll unlock the potential of an entire community.